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Lantern Lighting Festival 2014

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in イベント, 注目情報, Fundraising | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival 2014

History The Lantern Lighting Festival, the largest Japan-related festival in Minnesota, takes place in Como Park every August.  Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, it features stage performances, cultural demonstrations, activities, and, of course, Japanese food.  The event is reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, an important cultural and family event.  During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their families for three days.  Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and often small paper lanterns are lit and floated down the river to guide ancestor’s spirits. The Obon Festival also features the...

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Great Success of J-Quiz

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in イベント, 注目情報, Fundraising | 0 comments

Great Success of J-Quiz

On Saturday, February 18th, J-Quiz, the Upper Midwest High School Japan Language and Culture Competition, was held at Normandale Community College in Bloomington. Students from high schools in Minnesota were invited to compete in this competition.  8 high schools, 83 students and 30 teams competed this year for the Grand Prize: a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Sakura Festival and to compete in the National Japan Bowl. Like the J-Quiz, this nationwide contest tests high school students in their Japanese language and culture skills. Participating in this program can have a lasting impact on the lives of young people. In order to make this program possible, JASM...

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Corporate Roundtable – November 9th

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in イベント, Fundraising, General | 0 comments

Enhance your understanding of the Japanese market with the Japan America Society of Minnesota Corporate Roundtable, a program featuring speakers from the Board of Directors, corporate member companies and their colleagues from Japan. JASM is pleased to welcome Mr.Tatsuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director, JETRO Chicago, who will be the speaker at the Corporate Roundtable event.  Mr. Shindo will talk about, “Japan: Road to Recovery – Challenges and Opportunities” with current facts and analysis of the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake. He will also include aspects of Japan’s competitive strategies and new business opportunities that he believes are...

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